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Hey boys! Thanks for emailing me your thoughts about the gallery slideshow… I’m moving our discussion on-line, hope that’s ok.

1) Dimensions
Yeah, we can suss out the image’s dimensions and scale it down either/both ways if necessary. The only issue I can think of might arise from unusual aspect ratios; for example, a panorama at 3:1. Using your specs, that’d result in a photo 760px by 253px. Would that still work, Eugene?

2) Pop-ups
The problem with Corbis’ site is that it tries to pop-up windows automatically, which pop-up blockers are definitely designed to prohibit. In our case, we’d be popping-up windows on a mouse-click request, which helps, but doesn’t eliminate the problem. Given that the slideshow window’s going to be so big anyway, I don’t see a lot of benefit to a pop-up window for us; pop-ups are useful for little contextual tid-bits, which this isn’t. Let’s just make the slideshow a “normal” page, albeit a stripped-down one… as long as we include a clear “Back to Lightstalkers” link, I think it’ll be usable.

Eugene, have you thought about the thumbnail index? If you have any ideas for that, let us know!

by Shinji Kuwayama at 2004-08-20 15:08:52 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

shinji, i sent you a thumbnail index already. or not. that’s weird. i totally remember sending that to you but i don’t see it in my outbox. hm. i guess you’ll have to cast me to exile. intergalatic planetary planetary intergalactic. let me send that now.

by Eugene Kuo | 20 Aug 2004 15:08 (ed. Aug 20 2004) | | Report spam→
Thanks Eugene — got the thumbnail comp. We also just IMed about that and I think we’re all set; it’s pretty straightforward.

Did you have thoughts regarding the dimensions question above?

by Shinji Kuwayama | 20 Aug 2004 15:08 | | Report spam→

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